Iran to give Hizballah $180 million to rebuild

Monday, September 11, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Head of Military Intelligence Maj. General Amos Yadlin told the Israeli cabinet that Iran is expected to give between $150 million to $180 million to Hizballah to rebuild Lebanese homes bombed by Israel during the war. He also said that Syria is looking into creating a Hizballah-like guerilla organization to fight Israel on the Golan Heights.

Yadlin said in the meeting that Hizballah is currently looking for new ways of resistance such as using the Palestinians to open multiple fronts, a move which was unsuccessful during the war. Yadlin also said that it is not in Hizballah’s best interests to be associated with al Qaeda or the global Jihad movements.

Since the cease-fire took effect, the Israeli army has been successful in unearthing massive bunkers equipped with Katyusha rocket launchers, now being destroyed by the army, Yadlin said.

On the subject of the Iran’s nuclear capabilities, Yadlin warned that international sanctions would not stop Iran from developing their nuclear program.

“Iran is showing great confidence and is continuing to enrich uranium. They are stalling for time, and now they want to continue with the research,” Yadlin said. “We assess that the international pressure must be increased, but the pressure and the sanctions will not stop them.”

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